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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★

    Avengers: Infinity War changes everything…maybe.

    Ten years and 18 films of world-building – the best of which, like this year’s Black Panther, focused more on characters than broader connectivity – have led to this grand crossover culmination that poses like an audacious turning of the page in the MCU. It’s a little tough to buy the boldness, however, considering there’s another Avengers coming out 13 months from now (shot at the same time as this one) that could easily undo many of the shocks of Infinity War. This could, it seems, go on forever.

    More at Film Pulse: filmpulse.net/avengers-infinity-war-review/

  • Golden Exits

    Golden Exits

    ★★★½

    Was into its groove from the jump.

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  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★★½

    Part of Criterionucopia 2012

    At one point in David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome” low rent cable TV producer Max Renn asks what Freud would say about a woman in a red dress…

    I wonder what Freud would say about a vaginal cavity in Max’s chest that has videotapes inserted into it for the purpose of mind control; oh, and also can melt people’s arms and makes for handy gun storage. If presented with this, I think maybe Freud’s head would explode like…

  • 2:22

    2:22

    ★★

    A coincidence thriller called 2:22?

    2 stars. That's probably generous.